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Old 12-17-2012, 10:35 PM
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Question Goldens?

Not sure if this is the correct place, but it made the most sense.

My mother is looking for a Golden Retriever for my brother. He has ADHD and we believe a mild case of Aspergers'. He is getting better at socializing but we think it would help if he had a dog. My mom has also wanted a dog for a long time. She's done some research and believes a Golden would be best for them. There are a few problems, though. One, we can't afford a $2000 dog. She would prefer a purebred, only because she wants it to have a Golden's personality and temperament. I haven't found any rescues in our area, so it looks like a Golden might not work. Another issue is my brother and step father don't like dogs. They have always had cats. My step father is actually afraid of dogs.

So, how do I get my brother to be interested in dogs? I told him to pick out some breeds he liked and he did seem excited about it. He picked out a schnauzer, though. While my mom thinks a Golden would fit them, I don't want my brother to be uninterested in the dog.

Should we reconsider what breed to get? What are dogs that are usually mellow, good with kids, friendly, easy to like?

Do you know of any Golden rescues that we could talk to about getting a dog for my brother?

While the dog is for the whole family, we prefer to get a dog that my brother would like. And one that will fill his needs.

I'm just not sure where to go from here.
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